IEHRA 2015 Board of Directors

Lisa Carp - IEHRA Chair/President     
Vice President, Human Resources
EDF Renewable Energy

Joseph Cimaomo - VP Conference Planning    

Mary Steed - IEHRA VP Salary Survey

Michael Wood - IEHRA Treasurer        
Director, Human Resources,
Cameron LNG

Kyle Adler - IEHRA Secretary
Vice President, Human Resources,
IHI Power

Rita Bauman - IEHRA Director- Assistant Secretary
Human Resources Director
Prairie State Gen Co., LLC

Ben Abramson - IEHRA Director       
Vice President, HR & Administrative Services,
AGL Resources

Alex Antestenis - IEHRA Director
VP Human Resources,
Castleton Commodities International

Debbie Ashbaugh - IEHRA Director
Vice President, Human Resources
Topaz Power Management, LP

James Byrne - IEHRA Director           
Director Compensation
Exelon Gen & Business Services Co.

Len Dasho - IEHRA Director 
Director Human Resources, Sempra LNG

Suzzonne Donovan - IEHRA Director
Sr. Compensation Advisor
Sempra LNG

James Embry – IEHRA Director
Human Resources Advisor
Sempra LNG

Tere Green - IEHRA Director
Human Resources Generalist
Toshiba International Corp

Gary Harvey - IEHRA Director
Director Human Resources
Tenaska, Inc.

Carol Laumann - IEHRA Director
Prin Human Resources Generalist
Exelon Generation

Linda Okowita - IEHRA Director
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
Cogentrix Energy Power Mgmt. LLC

Tim Wisdom – IEHRA Director
General Manager
ENMAX Energy

Karen Lombardi – Executive Director

Honorary Directors
Doug Wernecke
Tom McCracken
Paul Floth



Our History – EST. 1989
The Independent Power Producers Human Resources National Conference (IPPHRNC) was established in 1989 with a vision of bringing human resources professionals together to network and exchange information on specific issues and trends facing them during this period of rapid domestic and international growth. Formally incorporated in 1995 as IPPHRNC, changed in 1997 to Independent Power Human Resources Association (IPHRA), and changed in (2008) to Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA), the group has developed into a professional association which focuses on human resource issues affecting all aspects of the independent energy industry.

The Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) is a professional organization which focuses on human resource issues affecting the entire spectrum of the independent energy industry. Human resources professionals in the independent energy industry are constantly challenged with providing effective cost-efficient solutions to the global issues facing their management and employees. IEHRA provides a setting to collectively examine these issues and exchange ideas with peers. It also provides companies with current data to compare their own human resource practices with others in the industry.

IEHRA sponsors and provides the following:

  • The Annual Industry Human Resource Conference
  • Industry Compensation and Benefit Surveys
  • Networking and Dialogue
  • Forums on Industry Specific Human Resource Issues
  • Participation in Shaping Industry Standards and Practices

Annual Industry Human Resources Conference
Since 1989, IPHRA (Now IEHRA) has held an annual conference designed to provide a forum for networking and to present a program of expert speakers focusing on industry trends, issues and solutions. IEHRA is committed to the presentation of programs encompassing the breadth, growth and diversity of the Independent Energy Industry.

Industry Compensation and Benefit Surveys
In response to demand for industry specific data on compensation and benefit-related practices, IPHRA (Now IEHRA) established an annual compensation survey conducted through a third party consultant. The survey is the industry’s authoritative benchmark on compensation practices. The only study of its kind targeted specifically at the Independent Energy Industry, the survey includes data on base pay, incentive pay, short and long term incentives, company scope information and other facets of employee compensation.

Guided by seasoned human resources professionals in the industry, IEHRA provides direction and ongoing communication among participants. Fundamentally, there is one goal in mind: to provide an effective forum for members to share and learn the best success strategies for confronting the human resources challenges of the independent energy industry. The organization provides the opportunity for networking and open dialogue with industry experts through programs such as the Annual Conference, Compensation Surveys and Member Meetings. The organization also welcomes new members to join the association and attend the ongoing meetings. Through these ongoing activities of the association, IEHRA can provide you with the resources to meet the human resources challenges of the Independent Energy Industry